This is a short YA that was a good start to this series. It is the length of a novella so i was able to read it one setting. It was creative and original and i am looking forward to reading more. This story is about Talise. She was a great character and i liked the younger version of her too. The side characters were awesome as well! I liked that there was so much that happened in this book and i was on the edge of my seat for the whole thing. I can’t wait to read more by this author and i would recommend to anyone that likes YA fantasy.
Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) By Kay L Moody. This story drew me in from the first few sentences. It’s a great start to a new series and I’m excited to see where the author takes readers. While this is on the shorter side I didn’t enjoy it any less, I do think there was times where it could have had a bit more. But overall it’s a unique story that had me hooked. It’s well written and the characters are complex and relatable. Talise takes readers on quite the adventure, I loved her drive. I’m definitely looking forward to more from this series and this author. Four stars and highly recommend it.
Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L Moody, 3 stars
This is the first book i have read by this author and although the plot was well written and overall intriguing, i found that it lacked in substance with some descriptions, however it does open it for a much more detailed intensive book 2.
I liked Talise from the beginning. Vulnerable, but strong. Afraid but determined. As we begin with her on this journey, it doesn’t take you very long to see that Ice Crown by Kay L. Moody, is going to be a journey well worth the taking. The characters are developed enough to suck you into the story, but you get the feeling that there is so much more waiting to be discovered. I no longer throw fits over the books I read, mostly, but this incredible little story ended way sooner than I wanted it to. It has whetted my appetite and I can’t wait to read the next one in this series.
I really enjoyed this book. I read many different fantasy and paranormal novels, so I am always looking for something new and different. This book hit the spot. It had not only magic, but it also dealt with the life struggles of an individual Talise. I look forward to following Talise on her journey as I really liked the journey’s beginning.
Ice Crown by Kay Moody blew me away. I would give this book a five out of five stars. I really struggled to put this book down. The story is told in what I would consider a quick pace. I appreciated the fact that there was just the right amount of detail to build the backstory. Talise was an interesting character built to make you care about what happens next. I enjoyed the plot twists and it felt like the twists and turns just kept coming out of nowhere. I really look forward to the next book in the series to build on the story.
Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria #1) by Kay L Moody
5 out of 5 stars
Ice Crown is the first book in The Elements of Kamdaria written by Kay Moody is a YA adult book and is a quick and easy read. The characters where great and well written and the plot was awesome.
Talise is a 7 year old little who can manipulate the elements with ease; water, air, earth, and fire all bend to her will. She is also from Storm a land riddled with crime where death. Her only chance for a better life is to become Master Shaper. And the only way to become a Master Shaper is a completion for the position takes place at the end of her training years. If she wins, she would live in the palace, work for the emperor, and escape her inevitable death in the Storm. But she’s not the only one with a chance to win.
Aaden is a citizen of the Crown he was born with unlimited privilege and resource is another talented student. When someone from the Crown wants to win, they do. End of story. And his shaping is unlike anything Talise has ever seen.
I really enjoyed this book and hope that the next book in this series comes out soon because I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.
Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L Moody
Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L Moody was a creative and magical 5-star read. Talise is brought to the Academy to test. She is aiming to get in to train in shaping the various elements. She comes from the Storm which is where the lower class lives. They are not entitled to anything and she must return unless she becomes a Master Shaper.
This novel was fun, entertaining, and easy to read. It had excellent character development and was organized well. I found Talise to be a realistic and motivated character. I also truly enjoyed the abilities of the individuals at the Academy. Many were able to shape the elements and do amazing things with them. I can’t wait to continue with the story in book two. I highly recommend this novel and definitely feel it deserves all 5 stars.
Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L. Moody
Ms. Moody has woven a fascinating tale about a world of shapers. People who can shape the elements; earth, water, fire and air. Most shapers can manipulate one, maybe two elements. Talise, from a very young age, can manipulate all four. Being from the Storm, it’s unheard of. There are three distinct societies, the Crown ( which includes the Emperor and the very rich), the Gate ( which includes mainstream society), and the Storm ( which includes lawbreakers and miscreants).
When you break the law, it is your children that are sent to the Storm so technically they are not lawbreakers. The Storm is a harsh wasteland where you barely survive thus resulting in you becoming a thief or murderer. It’s a catch 22. The only way out of the Storm is to become a Master Shaper and that’s what Talise plans on doing. After ten long years of training, Talise is sure she will win the competition until Aiden comes along. He is just as good as she is. A life saving position that was within her grasp may now be out of reach.
I enjoyed the story and I liked the characters. I’m eager to learn more about Aiden. Will he become her biggest ally or worst enemy? There is much more to this character. I would have liked a little more interaction between the characters. All in all, it was interesting and I’m looking forward to reading the next book.
Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) is written by Kay L Moody. This is a series to get your YA fantasy going. It is a novella which means to me that there is a bit of the story that is still out there but Ms. Moody let my imagination run with the story. The story has a feel like the Avatar, The Last Air Bender like feel to it. It has magic, action, adventure, and mystery all in the story line. This book kept my interest and at the edge of my seat. This story is about Talise. She is a shapeshifter who is about to enter in a competition to show off her talent. The main problem is if you do not win you will die. The other problem for Talise is that her loved one lives in the Crown. So now she is torn. Does she compete or does she stay in Storm for her loved one? I cannot wait to see what book 2 has in store.